VCR Lesson 3
Guess the Word
1. a group of many islands or the sea containing them
2. a group of separate entities contained within a defined area
Historically, Archipelago was a proper noun referring specifically to the Aegean Sea, which has well over a thousand islands. It later came to refer to any island chains, but the origins of the word are reflected in its Greek routes.
Examples of Archipelagos
Formed by volcanic activity in the Hawaiian-Emperor undersea mountain chain, Hawaii has eight main islands- Hawai'i, Maui, O'ahu, Kaua'i, Moloka'i, Lana'i, Ni'ihau, and Kaho'olawe- and a number of smaller islands and atolls.
The British Isles
The British Isles include the UK, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey. Within the Isles, the Channel Islands and the Inner and Outer Hebrides constitute archipelagos in and of themselves.
The Japanese archipelago is made up of 6,852 islands, but the main ones are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa.
The British Isles
Located at the mouth of the Hudson River, New York City includes Manhattan, Long Island, and Staten Island as well as many smaller islands.
The Stockholm Archipelago, the second largest on the Baltic Sea, includes the city of Stockholm and the towns of Nynashamn, Vaxholm, and Norrtalje.
Venice is situated on the Venetian Lagoon, but most of its islands have been altered in order to hold the city, because they were originally quite marshy. Some are entirely artificial.
1. Beginning in Jamaica and ending in Grenada, she went island hopping through the West Indian archipelago.
2. The Bay Bridge passes over the archipelago Yerba Buena Island.
3. Though once a unified area, the Middle East is now an archipelago of separate nations.
4. The Hellenistic period begins with the death of Alexander the Great and ends with the annexation of the Archipelago by the Roman Empire.